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    need advice on installing Headers

    Ok i just baught mac midlength headers and ypipe from a good friend for 75 bucks, some surface rust but other than that everything loos great. One question i have now is i just got 2 O2 sensors, and exhaust gaskets, am i ready to install? i also have slp catback system.

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    Headgaskets? Not sure how they come into play on an exhaust instail. Oem exhaust gaskets will work fine, just dont use paper garbage. Is it a catted Y pipe or ory?
    Flanged or do you need clamps?
    If ory did you pick up some wire extensions?
    The instail is pretty straight forward, just remove old manifolds and Air tubes and y pipe, and instail new parts.
    Take your time and pick up a 10mm rachet wrench, i think it was 10mm, made some of the bolts a bit easier to remove.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunsetorangess View Post
    Headgaskets? Not sure how they come into play on an exhaust instail. Oem exhaust gaskets will work fine, just dont use paper garbage. Is it a catted Y pipe or ory?
    Flanged or do you need clamps?
    If ory did you pick up some wire extensions?
    The instail is pretty straight forward, just remove old manifolds and Air tubes and y pipe, and instail new parts.
    Take your time and pick up a 10mm rachet wrench, i think it was 10mm, made some of the bolts a bit easier to remove.
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    haha exhaust gaskets lol i keep calling them head gaskets and i dont know why, sry i meant exhaust gaskets

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    10mm gear wrench is correct and remove the coil packs. It gives you more room to maneuver. Pull the starter as well.
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    U serious? i need to remove the coil pks and starter just for midlength headers?!
    Okkk lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99Trans_Am View Post
    U serious? i need to remove the coil pks and starter just for midlength headers?!
    Okkk lol
    I thought you had long tubes, I didn't realize it was mids, my mistake. You probably won't have to remove the starter, but when doing the plugs, it really helps me to have the coil packs out of the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    I thought you had long tubes, I didn't realize it was mids, my mistake. You probably won't have to remove the starter, but when doing the plugs, it really helps me to have the coil packs out of the way.
    Yep.. and the 10mm gear wrench is a LIFE saver!!! YOu're gonna wanna take out the oil dipstick too.. get it out of the way.. one bolt and pull... otherwise like said.. pretty straight forward. And several of the guys here myself included just reused our stock metal gaskets with no probs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Streak View Post
    Yep.. and the 10mm gear wrench is a LIFE saver!!! YOu're gonna wanna take out the oil dipstick too.. get it out of the way.. one bolt and pull... otherwise like said.. pretty straight forward. And several of the guys here myself included just reused our stock metal gaskets with no probs.

    10mm socket and a swivel + extension is another alternative.

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    Hey sounds great yea they are mids, for the money i couldnt pass em up thanks to trigger, but newho so i gotta remove the dipstick? Aight lol, hopefully ill have them done by the end of the week, its crunch time right now with college.

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    I put my longtubes in, it took me and my brother about 2 hours and we didnt remove anything but the exhaust. Removing the starter and coil packs just makes it a bit easier and yes you do have to remove the oil dipstick. Its a Pita getting back in lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunsetorangess View Post
    I put my longtubes in, it took me and my brother about 2 hours and we didnt remove anything but the exhaust. Removing the starter and coil packs just makes it a bit easier and yes you do have to remove the oil dipstick. Its a Pita getting back in lol.
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